How can we leave 2014 without some more dubious Star Wars rumors? Last month, we reported that Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off would be a heist film in the vein of The Dirty Dozen, and featuring bounty hunters stealing the plans for the Death Star. That sounded like a great premise, and I would love to see that Star Wars film assuming it was done well.
I don’t want to see a Star Wars film about a young Han Solo, so I’m hoping this new rumor is false. Hit the jump for more. The untitled Star Wars spin-off is slated to open on December 16, 2016.
According to MakingStarWars.com, the codename for the spinoff is “Luminac Industrial Goods”, which isn’t a big deal. The other part of their four-part rumor shouldn’t even qualify as “rumor” because it’s obvious: “The filming will eventually overlap with some of Star Wars: Episode VIII.” That’s in the realm of possibility, but I can see it going either way.
Here’s the meat of their rumor: The new film will be about a young Han Solo and Aaron Paul wants to be attached “in some fashion”, although not necessarily playing Han.
Our sources tell us that this rumor is highly unlikely, and I hope that’s the case. I don’t care about what a young Han Solo did just like I didn’t care about a young Darth Vader or a young Boba Fett or really where any or the original trilogy characters came from. Yes, execution is part of it, but I want to go new places in Star Wars, and I don’t want to be stuck with a film where the entire time I’m comparing the character to Harrison Ford. I also don’t want a new back story changing what I like about Ha, and I don’t need to know how the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs.
Just tell new stories. It’s Star Wars. People will show up.